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Sports Medicine - Behind the Scenes

January 2016

This program takes a first-hand behind the scenes look at the world of sports medicine as seen through the eyes of professional, college and amateur athletic programs and facilities. Students will be provided a very unique opportunity to observe and learn what it is like working in professional and collegiate environments while managing athletes for a patient population. Knowledge of the structural reporting system, types of equipment used and other variables not otherwise seen in most physical therapy settings will be explored.


This program is open to DPT students over the age of 18. Students will earn two URI credits for PHT 576: Broadening Experiences in Physical Therapy. This is a two week course in January. The first two days will be spent on campus discussing the topic of sports medicine. Students will then travel to Tampa, Florida where they will spend 9 days. The last day of the program will be spent back in RI for a debriefing session and class presentations.

Course work will be supplemented with a tour of various sports medicine complexes, including the University of South Florida, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football facility, the spring training baseball facility, the internationally known sports training complex IMG, and the Tampa Bay Lightning facility. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with the staff at these venues and learn about their roles behind the scenes.
*Please note that the schedule is subject to change pending profession team affiliates availability.

Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida. It is populated by approximately 346,037 people. The climate of Tampa is categorized as subtropical with an average high temperature of 70°F during the month of January. It is home to several sports teams such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm.

Accommodations and Meals:

Students will be sharing triple- and quadruple-occupancy hotel rooms. Students will be responsible for most of their meals during the program.


Program Cost:
Program Fee:
Total Cost:
In-State (Undergraduate)


Out-of-State (Undergraduate)


In-State (Graduate)
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Program Fee Includes:

Round-trip airfare


Some meals

Program transportation
Excursions and cultural activities


 NOTE: All fees subject to change



Program Deadlines:
Application Deadline: TBA
Final Payment Due: TBA


For more information, please contact:


Program Director
URI Faculty-Led Programs Office
Jeff Konin
International Center
Physical Therapy
37 Lower College Road


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